S (Saad)
88 verses, revealed in Mecca after The Moon (Al-Qamar) before A 'araaf (Al-A 'araaf)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Sad. By the renowned Qur'an, (1) Nay! those who disbelieve are in self-exaltation and opposition. (2) How many a nation did We destroy before them! (When they approached their doom) they cried out (for deliverance), but the time for deliverance was already past. (3) They wondered that a warner had come to them from among themselves, and the deniers of the Truth said: “This is a sorcerer, and a big liar. (4) What! makes he the gods a single Allah? A strange thing is this, to be sure! (5) And the leaders among them went about (saying): "Go on, and remain constant to your aliha (gods)! Verily, This is a thing designed (against you)! (6) We never heard of it in the former faith. It is surely a fabrication. (7) To him of all of us has the Reminder been sent down?" They are still in doubt about My admonition; but they have not tasted My punishment yet! (8) Or do they have the depositories of the mercy of your Lord, the Exalted in Might, the Bestower? (9) Or is theirs the kingdom of the heavens and earth and of what between them is? Why, then let them ascend the cords! (10) They are only a small band among the defeated confederate tribes. (11) Cried lies before them the people of Noah, and Ad, and Pharaoh, he of the tent-pegs, (12) And Samood and the people of Lut and the dwellers of the thicket; these were the parties. (13) Not one of them but did deny the messengers, therefor My doom was justified, (14)